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PLAN TYPE 071 LPD

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TYPE 071 LPD
Peopleís Liberation Army/Navy (PLAN)

The Kit...

Dream Model brings us itís 1/700 offering for the Type 071 LPD from China. The kit is resin and the hull is well formed with great detail and little to no flashing and no real clean up needed. The kit is heavily upgraded with large PE frets for the entire flight deck as well as all three walls of the amphibious operations hanger below deck. The PE includes tiny details such as the windshield wipers on the bridge windows of the ship as well as the LCACís. As is the case with most resin kits, this kit has few parts to add to the hull which is almost completely formed right out of the box.

The kit also includes two transport helicopters and four LCACís which are virtually kits in themselves. As you can see from the instructions, a great deal of effort went into the parts and decals for the LCACís.

The instructions were well illustrated, and the exploded details made for a simple build up.

The decal sheet was inclusive and I appreciated the entire set flight deck markings being put on a single decal sheet, which, while it can be challenging to work with during application, assures that all the lines will be straight and square.

The Build...

Essentially OOB. I added stretched sprue for the little rigging there is on this kit. Tamiya acrylics were used throughout.

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About the Author

About David J. Salvin (djandj)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I began building models at the age of 8. Stopped for college and law school and came back to the hobby after an 18 year intermission. Having built most everything from space ships to full-rigged sailing ships, I have returned to my first love - 1/700 military shipping. Modeling is just one of m...


Comments

After thinking about the running cost of something like this I quickly find myself looking at a great and unusual looking ship, I like the idea of showing the PE and instructions, as I have lost instructions in the past, and I pain to try and get a copy I kid you not. Very good effort, many thnaks for sharing.
MAR 01, 2011 - 03:00 AM
Great build, thanks for sharing!
MAR 09, 2011 - 12:45 AM